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A Ticket to Ride

November 24, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Emigration to the Americas was a very harsh reality for many poor, unskilled people in Spain in the 1900s. This zarzuela (Spanish operetta) is a one-act piece written in 1905 which follows migrants from Andalusia, Galicia, the Basque Country and La Mancha in the centre of Spain as they travel across the Atlantic to Cuba in search of a better life.

Zarzuela is almost never performed outside Spanish-speaking countries yet this one-act form, with its mixture of orchestrated folk-song and dialogue (much more dialogue than music) offers an excellent medium for presenting social problems to a very wide audience.

In this workshop, explore ways of adapting the dialogues from the original zarzuela for an English theatre audience, ways of blending the dialogues into the musical numbers and ways of finding a ‘voice’ for these people from different parts of Spain in an English translation.

Led by Dr Jean Andrews and Dr Simon Breden.

In partnership with

The Priory Church of St Antony, Alica Cabrera

Contact email address

aszjma@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 24
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://atickettoride.eventbrite.co.uk

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Description for print
An acting workshop for community and university actors interested in exploring an unfamiliar form – zarzuela or Spanish operetta – emphasis on dialogues translated into English and adapting them to British performance style.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
aszjma@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk
Event partners
The Priory Church of St Antony, Alica Cabrera
Region
East Midlands
City/town
Nottingham
Accessibility information
There is a wheelchair ramp and some parking at the venue
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Venue

The Priory Church of St Antony
Gregory Street
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2NW United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
There is a wheelchair ramp and some parking at the venue